After nearly thirty five years in sales and sales leadership with roles in companies such as ADP, Peoplesoft, KPMG and Oracle, Dave founded his executive coaching and personal leadership firm Dave Sanderson Speaks International in January 15,2014. A sought-after international speaker, he works with established and emerging leaders to help them find what is their DISTINCT ADVANTAGE; aligning with their purpose and what they are uniquely gifted at, through employing their personal leadership skills, igniting their performance through focused execution, resourcefulness and gratitude.On January 15, 2009, Dave was one of the last passengers off the plane that crashed into the Hudson River, best known as The Miracle on the Hudson, considered to be the most successful ditching in aviation History.
In addition to his 35 years in sales and sales leadership, he was the Director of Security for Tony Robbins for over 10 years and has recently been named one of the top 100 Leadership Speakers in Inc.com.
Dave has spoken at countless fundraisers that have raised over $14M for the American Red Cross. He continues to donate his speaker services to the organization as an expression of gratitude for the care he received from the first person he saw after he was rescued and transferred to land in New Jersey: A Red Cross volunteer with a blanket.
His book, Moments Matter, details the lessons learned from the Miracle on the Hudson and how one defining moment can create a lifetime of purpose so you can create your own flight plan for your future!
Dave hosts a show on the Alexa platform on Amazon through his Daily Flash Briefing, “Voice of Personal Leadership” every weekday, sharing lessons and strategies on personal leadership he has learned and employs so others can be inspired to utilize their personal leadership skills to become the servant leader we all are meant to be.
In his TEDx talk, Bouncing Back, Dave shares strategies on how to grow from your own “personal plane crash”, in order to thrive, a new area of research that AARP profiled Dave on, known as PTGS (Post Traumatic Growth Syndrome).
He is a faculty member with Dominique Wilkins, Don Barden, Brittany Tucker and Steve Nedvidek at the Leadership Mindset Series based in Atlanta, GA. Dave knows that a true leader understands that support from others can provide the tools needed to be an even stronger role model. He has recently rolled out an online course, Cultivating Personal Leadership, in which Dave shares the best strategies he has learned from some of the greatest leaders he personally met, studied under, and implemented in his life to become a top producer, sought out speaker, author, and entrepreneur.